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NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre (Manitoba)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 53.70% of the vote.

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present a petition, signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians, who call upon the House of Commons and Parliament ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister once heaped praise on Marc Mayrand, calling him “a strong and energetic manager...particularly well suited to take on this important position”. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have a petition here from thousands of Canadians who call on the House of Commons and Parliament to take note of the fact ...

Voted No on Vote #104 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted No on Vote #103 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #102 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-525 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public ...

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-474 Respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you very much, Mr. Pineau and Mr. Mallett. As tempted as I am to build right off from Mr. Mallett's ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices, Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Madame Doucet. That was a helpful presentation, I think, because I'm not sure there's a clear understanding amongst MPs, and ...

Mentioned by Toronto Sun WTF?! When high profile people drop the F-bomb Pat Martin, Manitoba MP. Pat Martin lit up twitter in Nov. 2011 when he sent out this tweet after the Conservative government ended debate on a bill to implement last spring's federal budget. @PatMartinMP. This is a f***ing disgrace...closure again. And on the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CANADA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, Vote ... Thank you, Minister, for being here with us today. I think you'll agree, as our committee feels, it's very important that the minister come to speak ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Canada.com Information act 'terribly outdated,' NDP MP says OTTAWA – The federal Access to Information Act that is supposed to help citizens obtain records from their government, is “terribly outdated and dysfunctional” and needs tweaking, if not a complete re-write, according to NDP MP Pat Martin. On the heels of a ...

Mentioned by Canada.com Information act 'terribly outdated,' NDP MP says OTTAWA – The federal Access to Information Act that is supposed to help citizens obtain records from their government, is “terribly outdated and dysfunctional” and needs tweaking, if not a complete re-write, according to NDP MP Pat Martin. On the heels of a ...

Spoke in the House on An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (transparency and duty to document) Mr. Speaker, being forced to operate in the light of day lifts the performance and raises the bar of good public administration. Openness and transparency lead ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Wheat board could have helped move grain, NDP MP Pat Martin says A major grain backlog would have been easier to manage if the Canadian Wheat Board was still able to co-ordinate grain transportation for Prairie wheat, New Democrat MP Pat Martin said Wednesday. "The wheat board not only got farmers the best prices, ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business As a fellow chair, I would like clarification on the reasoning of Mr. Lukiwski. He seems to have a lot to say about the rules of ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business On the same point of order—Mr. Lukiwski opened the door here—there's an inexorable link between the merits of the bill and the importance that Canadians have ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2013-14: Vote 1c under PRIVY COUNCIL, Votes 1c, 15c, ... Thank you, Chair, and thank you, witnesses. I think it is useful to take a minute or two now before we proceed to your main presentations ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2013-14: Vote 1c under PRIVY COUNCIL, Votes 1c, 15c, ... Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you, Mr. Matthews, for being with us here once again and for sharing with us an almost overwhelming amount of ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Committee Business Just to build on what Diane said, the way I read it is that it's data and information that has some commercial value or is industry ...

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, grain bins across the Prairies are bursting at the seams, because farmers cannot get their grain to market, and they are being forced to ...

Spoke in the House on Public Works and Government Services Mr. Speaker, with all the talk of high finances today, the Minister of Public Works and Government Services wants to balance the books by purging all ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, it is with some reluctance that I have the obligation to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Committee on ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present today a petition that has been signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians, who call upon the House ...

Three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-567 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (transparency and duty to document)

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP MP wants PBO to investigate, report on effects of climate change on federal ... PARLIAMENT HILL—NDP MP Pat Martin is asking Conservative and opposition members of a Commons committee that provides oversight over government operations and budgeting to support a call for the Parliamentary budget officer to investigate and ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada MPs Dismiss Speculation Of Early Federal Election, 'not A Snowball's Chance In ... PARLIAMENT HILL—NDP MP Pat Martin says he has warned his Winnipeg Centre riding association to be on an election footing as early as this fall but—in the midst of speculation about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's strategy in light of the ongoing Senate ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-392 An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-391 An Act to amend the Currency Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act (calling in of the cent)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-390 An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of the use of chemical pesticides for certain purposes)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-303 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-302 An Act respecting Louis Riel

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-301 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (open government)